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Man kills woman after she refuses to marry his brother-in-law

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 43-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing a woman after she refused to marry his brother-in-despite being in a relationship with him, the police said today.

A partially burnt woman's body was recovered today from a street in Khijrabad in southeast Delhi's New Friends Colony, they said.

The police said CCTV camera footage from last night showed a man carrying a body wrapped in bed sheet, and after a few minutes running away from the spot.

The accused was later identified, Sarat Das, a resident of Murutia in West Bengal's Nadia district, the police said, adding that he had been living in with the family for the last 20 years.

He was arrested after he confessed to have killed the woman, who was later identified as Mithu Das (26), they said.

She was killed by Sarat since she refused to marry his brother-in-Madan Das even though she was in relationship with him for many years, the police said.

Mithu was working as a domestic help in and came to meet Sarah's family yesterday, they said.

After she had dinner with his family, an heated argument broke out between Sarat and Mithu, and in a fit of rage, he strangulated her, the police said.

Later, with the intention of disposing the body, he wrapped it in a bed sheet and dumped it. He poured petrol and tried to burn the body, they said.

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 23:42 IST